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New GB South Coast Festivals


Autumn on the south coast of Britain this year will see the initiation of two new festivals - Together The People in Preston Park, Brighton over 5 & 6 September followed by Rockaway Beach in the Bognor Regis Butlin's over 9 - 12 October.

Together The People aims to deliver an event with an emphasis on engagement between festival goers and local social bodies & charities as well as the usual mix of music, art & cinema. Along with the main stage in Preston Park this aim will be striven for by the inclusion of a pop-up 'soapbox' and a collaboration with Brighton Picturehouse cinema. 

Adult tickets for the whole weekend cost £75 (+ booking fee), for which you'll get to see performances from Super Furry Animals, Levellers, Martha & The Vandellas, Brakes, Glass City Vice and The Rocking Horse Club amongst many others. 

Rockaway Beach finds Butlin's teaming up with music retailer Fopp to bring together a line-up featuring classic indie headliners supported by a number of hotly tipped younger acts, all under one roof and with no need to slum it in a tent or forego a wash for the festival's duration.

Johnny Marr, Spiritualized, The Fall and Echo & The Bunnymen top the bill whilst such newcomers as Errors, Young Fathers, Lola Colt, The Telescopes and Pinkshinyultrablast are amidst the supporting cast of 30+ performers.

Prices start from around £89 (event entry + accommodation) but various options are available depending on the type of apartment you're after etc. Full details about each event's location, ticketing and the rest can be found via the active links at the top of this article.

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